Sunday, November 12, 2006

Thanks Be To God

Tonight's worship service--the second ever for Grace Church--was encouraging. I feel that my exposition of John 17:1-5 was inadequate. Thankfully, the Lord has chosen to use the foolishness of preaching (and foolish preachers!) to save sinners, sanctify His saints, and glorify His name. Oh for the day when preaching will no longer be needed...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jordan- please be encouraged!!!

I just wanted to let you know last nights sermon was very profitable for me. God truly used you to communicate His word. Both sermons on the Glory of God have brought conviction upon me. God continues to reveal to me had prideful I am and how often I am concerned only about my own agenda. I pray that God will continue to use you, Nathan, and Bryan to communicate His word to people at Grace Church and the downtown area. May we all seek eternal life that is to know “the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You (God) have (has) sent” John 17:3

Jordan said...

Thank you for the encouraging word.

* We're trying to eliminate anonymous comments on SC. Who's this note from?

tuck said...

your welcome

Anonymous said...

To echo Genesis 3:11 - "Inadeqate?! Who told you you were inadequate?!"
If you could speak every language and dialect on this planet, would you then be able to perfectly articulate the essence of God?
In Biblical preaching three things happen: (1) the Word of God (which has power in and of itself) implants itself into the heart and mind of the man of God (2) Once the Word is proclaimed, the Holy Spirit then empowers it to accomplish the purpose for which it was sent (3) at the same time, this same Holy Spirit prepares the believer to absorb and understand what is being preached. Did you not study, pray, seek His face and preach with your whole heart? (YES, you did!) Do you think perhaps the Holy Spirit reniged on His part to enpower your words? NOT!! No, it is my fault. Even with the help of the Holy Spirit, my finite mind could not wrap itself around the truth you so passionately proclaimed. Any inadequacy in your message lays at my feet, not yours.